Louisiana is the most stressed state in the nation for the second year in a row, according to a new report by personal finance website WalletHub.
On average, adults living in Louisiana work longer hours and are in worse health compared to those in most other states, reported WalletHub, which examined 40 key indicators of stress in all 50 states. They ranked states on data ranging from average hours worked per week to job security, credit scores, health and the share of adults getting enough shut-eye.
Minnesota is the country’s least-stressed state, according to WalletHub, which noted that residents of the Land of 10,000 Lakes are among the healthiest in the country.
The majority of the most stressed states in the report were in the Southeast region with Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky and West Virginia rounding out the top 5 while Minnesota, Utah, Massachusetts, North Dakota and South Dakota filled out the top 5 least stressed states.
Residents of Alaska, North Dakota and Wyoming put in the most hours at work each week, while those living in Utah, Rhode Island and Oregon worked the least, according to the report.
The drowsiest denizens of the U.S. live in Hawaii, West Virginia and Kentucky, where residents get the fewest hours of sleep per night, while those in South Dakota, Colorado and Montana get the most sleep.
Another finding: Hawaii, California and New York offer the least affordable housing options (no surprises there!) while Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas will give you the most bang for your real estate buck.
Top 10 most-stressed states
- West Virginia
- New Mexico
Top 10 least-stressed states
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- New Hampshire
For the full report and to learn more about the methodology, visit WalletHub.